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English → English (WordNet) Definition: forestalling forestalling n : the act of preventing something by anticipating and disposing of it effectively [syn: obviation, preclusion]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Forestalling Forestall \Fore*stall"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Forestalled; p. pr. & vb. n. Forestalling.] [OE. forstallen to stop, to obstruct; to stop (goods) on the way to the market by buying them beforehand, from forstal obstruction, AS. forsteal, foresteall, prop., a placing one's self before another. See Fore, and Stall.] 1. To take beforehand, or in advance; to anticipate. [1913 Webster] What need a man forestall his date of grief, And run to meet what he would most avoid? --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To take possession of, in advance of some one or something else, to the exclusion or detriment of the latter; to get ahead of; to preoccupy; also, to exclude, hinder, or prevent, by prior occupation, or by measures taken in advance. [1913 Webster] An ugly serpent which forestalled their way. --Fairfax. [1913 Webster] But evermore those damsels did forestall Their furious encounter. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] To be forestalled ere we come to fall. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Habit is a forestalled and obstinate judge. --Rush. [1913 Webster] 3. To deprive; -- with of. [R.] [1913 Webster] All the better; may This night forestall him of the coming day! --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. (Eng. Law) To obstruct or stop up, as a way; to stop the passage of on highway; to intercept on the road, as goods on the way to market. [1913 Webster] To forestall the market, to buy or contract for merchandise or provision on its way to market, with the intention of selling it again at a higher price; to dissuade persons from bringing their goods or provisions there; or to persuade them to enhance the price when there. This was an offense at law in England until 1844. --Burrill. Syn: To anticipate; monopolize; engross. [1913 Webster]


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